When art student Ben is dumped by Suzy, he develops insomnia, and starts working the night shift at a supermarket. There he meets colorful characters, who all deal differently with the boredom. Ben imagines he can stop time, appreciating the beauty of the frozen world, and especially cashier Sharon.
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I personally found this film quite good -- It does have the sentiment of most generally 2D romance comedies out there, which define the genre. But the premise of the film is unique and interesting. It was surprisingly well-filmed too, which always has an added appeal. And the soundtrack was fitting and nice. All in all, a great, quirky little film that's well worth the watch.
I had heard all the talk that this was garbage, terrible and so on. Honestly I was hooked within the first minute or so, really nice film throughout and I was so glad that I stopped putting off ordering the DVD. Highly reccomended.
Que faire du temps laissé par les insomnies consécutives à une rupture sentimentale ? Une question relativement banale, à laquelle Sean Ellis apporte des réponses nettement plus originales. Le concept du "temps figé" donne ainsi lieu à de beaux tableaux nocturnes, d'un romantisme décalé. Mais le film oscille entre le conte fantastique et un réalisme assez graveleux : il ne prend pas ses bonnes idées au sérieux...
"I read once about a woman whose secret fantasy was to have an affair with an artist. She thought he would really see her. He would see every curve, every line, every indentation and love them because they were part of the beauty that made her unique."